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Lion of the Year


Lion Dick Weatherly

Lion of the Year

Lion Dick has been an energetic and committed member of our Lions organization
since he joined the Club in December 2015. Over those years, he has been a
constant force, participating in almost every Club activity and event. He has also
built an exemplary attendance record at our local Lions meetings. In 2018-2019, Lion Dick was Lion of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter, and in 2022-23, Lion Dick was named Lion of the Quarter for the 4th quarter of the year.

This year, as our Club exited from the harsh limitations of the COVID epidemic, Lion
Dick, as Membership Director, spearheaded our Club’s efforts to recruit new members, introducing them to the value of Lionism through community service. We entered the year with approximately 75 members,  and it now appears we will close the year with approximately 90. New member orientation and induction ceremony
activities are also coordinated by Lion Dick. Lion Dick has personally sponsored over 10% of our currently active Lago Vista Lions.

This past fall, Lion Dick organized & chaired the Food Service Team for the Pancake
Breakfast/Hot Dog Lunch event, resurrected after a two-year COVID hiatus. The event was also an enormous logistical challenge, as it was conducted at both new area Fire Stations in support of their Open Houses.

For the annual Lago Vista Lions Golf Tournament, Lion Dick assumed responsibility
for staffing and organizing the “on-course” activities for the Golf Tournament and
assisted with planning meetings, obtaining sponsors, and providing the necessary
tents/tables/chairs needed, and coordinating with the Lago Vista Golf Course and
Bunker Grill.

Additionally, Lion Dick was actively engaged in the planning and execution of the
Lions participation in the annual Lago Vista Pet Parade, the ChiliFeast, KidSight
training, and City of Lago Vista Christmas Tree Lighting. In total over the past 12
months, Lion Dick has registered 279 hours of Lions service to our Club and
community. And every one of those hours was delivered with the smile and
enthusiasm we have all come to expect from Lion Dick.

Our Pride of Lions:

2023 Lion Dick Weatherly

2022 Lion David Williams

2021 Lion Kevin Sullivan

2020 Lion Connie Zschoche

2019 Lion Susan Nilsson-Weiskott

2018 Lion Mike Beal

2017 Lion Linda Jameson

2016 Lion Ron Smith

2015 Lion Gary Ladner

2014 Lion Mike Zaydel

2013 Lion Jo Anne Smith

2012 Lion Vernon Reher

2011 Lion Gary Ladner

2010 Lion Duane Lueders

2009 Lion Ray Kiker

2008 Lion John Spoerlein

2007 Lion Don Zschoche

2006 Lion Karen Hollingsworth

2005 Lion Cliff Day

2004 Lion Carroll Hollingsworth

2003 Lion Scott Cameron


2003 Lion Anita Burke

2002 Lion Doug Parnell

2001 Lion Alex Dunn

2000 Lion Jim Dougherty

1999 Lion Gordon Rugaard

1998 Lion Larry Comstock

1997 Lion Ron Larkin

1996 Lion Angie Insalaco

1995 Lion Bill Edwards

1994 Lion Ross Hopkins

1993 Lion Charles Price

1992 Lion Frank Gloeggler

1991 Lion J. Ed Brunson

1990 Lion Terry Meares

1989 Lion J. Ed Brunson

1988 Lion Mike Michaels

1983-1986 No Awards

1982 Lion Russ Lowe

1981 Lion Jack Jewett

1980 Lion H. Lobdell

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